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Can Gfr Levels Become High Because Of Dehydration
Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states. The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration. Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more
Would a diet high in protein lead to increased kidney levels? level was slightly high upon admit, increased after given concentrated protein in food
Creatine in muscle: Muscles r mostly made of protein. Creatine (Cr) is from muscle breakdown & a blood test measuring it is often used 2 estimate how well the kidneys work. (Note high Cr means worse kidneys). Cr is also sold as a protein powder for body builders, but 1-2 servings shdn't raise the Cr very much. Regular intake, I suppose, cd have an effect. More likely something else was damaging ur kidney or muscles. ...Read more
Are there and kidney diseases that cause chronically low potassium? Even with normal bun and creatine?
Yes. : They lesions or diseases often are accompanied by high bp. There are kidney tubule defects or hormonal disturbances related to the adrenal gland function that can cause low potassium yet lab testing show normal kidney function in terms of clearance. Also medications and herbal supplements (including even exotic type of tea, licorice, or some tobaccos) can cause potassium disturbances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can high bun/creatinine ratio (53, 2.0) in absence of GI bleeding mean dehydration if sodium and chloride is slightly lower than normal range and potassium is slightly elevated? Patient has diabetes, anemia, chf and on fluid restriction.
No: Chronic myelogeneous leukemia, promyelocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and also the hypereosinophilic syndrome can result in elevated levels of B12 mostly from increased production of haptocorrin. In addition, because the liver stores b12, liver diseases such as acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver disease can also cause a rise in serum b12. ...Read more
No: They are not related to kidney stones. ...Read more
Controversial : Conflictive evidence about the subject. I will say that if you use synthetic testosterone for muscle mass building with increasing age you may have an increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Other evidence show that older men with natural high testosterone level have lower risk of dying from heart condition. ...Read more
If your blood sugar levels are very high and blood analysis shows your blood is "sticky" can this lead to difficulty in falling pregnant?
Can harmful levels of dehydration occur without drop in BP or rise in resting pulse? What are the 4-5 best Blood-tests to confirm dehydration?
Whoa: Dehydration is diagnosed on physical exam. The high sodium, protein, and BUN may reflect, but the history and physical are still the basis of medicine. Anyone telling you otherwise is giving up a physician's most important task -- diagnosing disease by talking, listening, and touching -- and I say this as a pathologist who's devoted my life to labs. ...Read more
Can the hypernatremia of diabetes insipidus be disguised as normal serum sodium due to extreme low sodium diet for many years?
If someone had low BP due to dysautonomia, would aldosterone be higher to increase blood volume? In turn could cause a lower than normal potassium?
Pre or type 2 DM: The most common cause of high Insulin levels and low blood sugars in adults is Insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia. Those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels to compensate for the body's resistance. However, the body loses its ability to guage how much Insulin one needs and can overshoot to cause low blood sugar. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have high creatinine, high blood urea nitrogen and high potassium levels simultaneously?
Absolutely yes: This is exactly what is seen with kidney (renal) failure. I am not making a diagnosis on this information alone. I can only advise strongly that anyone with elevation in bun, cr and potassium, as listed above, should see his/her physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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